ANA-500-0 GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY
6 credits; fall semester Required course for freshman medical student. Dr. Hard and staff.
Number of students: 135-140.
This course is designed to examine the nature and organization of the major, grossly
visible structural components of the dissected human
The course emphasizes the normal functions of the above components, particularly as these
functions relate to clinical management of
patients. The course is composed of lectures and demonstrations, laboratories, and
clinical correlation's. Lectures and demonstrations are
given by the Gross Anatomy staff. These involve a presentation of anatomical details along
with general functions and aspects of clinical
relevance. In the laboratory, pairs of students, under the guidance of the faculty,
dissect and present the anatomical detail and general
organization of assigned regions to the other students at their dissecting table.
Additional study aids, such as radiographs, CAT-scans,
motion pictures, and special dissections, are also made available. The order of dissection
is designed to permit progressively greater
correlation with microscopic and developmental anatomy as the course proceeds. Clinical
correlation's are also presented throughout the
course to augment the material in each region.
By the end of the course, the gross anatomy of the entire human body will have been
surveyed. Experience gained by dissection should
permit students to relate the more advanced anatomy of their interests to that of the
human body as a whole, and to the interests of their
colleagues, as in consultation or in presentation of patients.